As a tenant, one might say to their landlord

It has been a pleasure staying under your ____

What word might fit here?

  • .......... roof? Jan 26 at 12:56
  • @EdwinAshworth feels strange when the tenant and landlord have not been living in the same (or attached) property. Jan 26 at 12:58
  • auspices maybe? Jan 26 at 13:00
  • Or maybe shade if the person was sorta protective, caring, etc. Jan 26 at 13:29

The opposite of tenancy would be landlordship:

the condition or position of a landlord (Merriam-Webster)


In 1415, Langenthal became incorporated into the territory of the Republic of Bern, but it remained under the landlordship and the low court of the monastery. (Wikipedia)

So your sentence would like this

It has been a pleasure staying under your landlordship.

However, I must say, this would be a rather uncommon statement. I would simply say:

It has been a pleasure being your tenant.

That does not mean, however, that you will find no instance of under your landlordship. Here's the proof:

It would also be beneficial for your rental business to get many good tenants under your landlordship. (Realtytoday)

  • Or, following your rephrasing: It has been a pleasure doing business with you. Jan 26 at 13:42
  • Yes, true, although your rephrasing is more general and includes more aspects than the mere tenant-landlord relationship.
    – fev
    Jan 26 at 13:44
  • Hmm... If you do use landlordship when speaking to your landlord, remember to genuflect appropriately.
    – RobJarvis
    Jan 26 at 14:21

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